Walter W. Wooster Sr.

Jan 08, 2019
Walter Wooster Sr.

Rockland — Walter William Wooster Sr., 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, after many years of living with COPD.

Born in Rockport Feb. 6, 1942, he was the son of Carl and Alberta Larrabee Wooster.

After living in Rockport for a few years, he moved to the Rockland area, where he attended school. He later met his future wife, Dianne. They got engaged before he enlisted in the Army in 1964. He attained the rank of staff sergeant E6 at the time of his retirement.

He was deployed to Vietnam, where he served as a combat engineer. After he returned to the States, he and Dianne married in 1966 and moved to Connecticut. He worked at Continental Wire for three years and then returned to the Rockland area. He was with the Army National Guard based in Belfast for many years, later transferring to the Army Reserve, Infantry Bravo Co., in Rockland. He attended night school through the Army and obtained his high school diploma. He served his nation for more than 20 years and was a very proud veteran and often said he would do it over again.

He worked at a number of places, including Fisher Engineering, Manset Marine and Rockland Leathers. But his favorites were when he worked at Cedar Works and then later making deliveries for Knox Brothers Auto Parts, where he enjoyed being able to talk to the many people he came in contact with.

He always had a smile and a joke for everyone. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and had just met his first great-grandchild. He loved his family beyond measure. He was a Christian and regularly attended the West Rockport Baptist Church, and especially enjoyed attending the monthly senior men’s breakfast.

He always loved hunting and fishing, especially going smelting in Damariscotta. He was a member of the local Elks Lodge for a number of years and regularly participated in the horseshoe tournaments, which was a favorite pastime of his. He loved camping in the summers at Sandy Shores in Warren when his children were younger and playing cribbage. He also loved volunteering at the Maine Lobster Festival.

Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, George and Carl, and his sisters, Hazel and Donna.

He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Dianne; his son Walter Wooster Jr. and his wife, Lynn, of Warren; daughter Teri Casey and her husband, Roger, of Warren; his son Ken Wooster of Rockland; grandchildren Jake Wooster and his wife, Victoria, Nicholas Casey, Miranda Casey, Autumn Wooster, Ruby Wooster; a great-grandchild, Grayson Liam; his brothers, John Wooster and Ronald Wooster, both of Rockland; sisters Cynthia Hall and her husband, Doug, of Rockland, Helen Garneau and her husband, Tim, of Windsor, Mary Wooster of Florida, Lisa Robinson and her husband, Steve, of Cushing, Flora Hill of Connecticut; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with a service held at 2 at the West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park St. Fellowship will follow the service at the church.

Cremation and arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. Burial will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841

To share a memory or story with Walter’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at

Comments (3)
Posted by: Nina Reed | Jan 09, 2019 00:07

I worked at Rockland Leathers when Walter worked there..Had alot of good conversations and laughs with him.He was a good man and easy to get along with..                                                            Kerry ..

Posted by: Knight Marine Service | Jan 08, 2019 13:31

So sad to hear about Walt....loved him, so good natured..condolences to his family.......Trudy Black

Posted by: Knight Marine Service | Jan 08, 2019 09:53

My sincere condolences to the family.  One of the nicest men I have had the pleasure of knowing.  Your smile will be missed.  Celia Knight

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